Ernest Laszlo

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Ernest Laszlo
Ernő László

(1898-04-23)April 23, 1898
DiedJanuary 6, 1984(1984-01-06) (aged 85)
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active1928–1977
Title A.S.C.
Board member of A.S.C. President (1973–1975)
Spouse(s)Rosa Ellen Nelson (1 daughter)
ChildrenJoan Petralia [1]
Awards Best Cinematography Ship of Fools 1966

Ernest Laszlo, A.S.C. (born Ernő László; April 23, 1898 January 6, 1984) [2] was a Hungarian-American cinematographer for over 60 films, and was known for his frequent collaborations with directors Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kramer. He was a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, and was its president from 1972 to 1974. He was an active member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. [3]


Life and career

Born in Budapest, he emigrated to the United States and began working as a camera operator on such silent films as Wings (1927). Between 1927 and 1977, he served as cinematographer on 69 films. Between 1961 and 1976 Laszlo was nominated for eight Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, and won the award in 1966 for Ship of Fools . He died in Los Angeles, California in 1984.


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  2. Sara Pendergast (2000). Writers and production artists. St. James Press. p. 506. ISBN   978-1-55862-453-5.